What does Patricia Bracewell have to say about "Melanie's Song"?
The author of "Shadow on the Crown" and "The Price of Blood" weighs in on Joanna Biggar's new novel.
"Joanna Biggar’s novel Melanie’s Song is like a sweetly familiar refrain from the not-so-distant past. Nostalgic, redolent with the sights and sounds of the sixties and seventies, it is a tale of broken hearts, healing friendships, and the tender yet powerful bonds that friendships forge. It is a bittersweet delight."
—Patricia Bracewell, author of "Shadow on the Crown"
Patricia Bracewell is a native of California where she taught literature and composition before embarking upon her writing career. A lifelong fascination with British history and a chance, on-line reference to an unfamiliar English queen led to years of research, a summer history course at Downing College, Cambridge, and the penning of her debut novel Shadow on the Crown. Set in 11th century England, Shadow is the first book of a trilogy about Emma of Normandy who was a queen in England and a power behind the throne for nearly four decades.